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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Measuring Technique - S444021
Title: Measuring Technique
Guaranteed by: Department of Physics and Measurement (444)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:6
E-Credits: winter s.:6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/3, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Vrňata Martin prof. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : N444021
Is interchangeable with: N444021, M444006, AM444006
Examination dates   Schedule   
Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.08.2018)
Content of the lectures is devoted to measurement methods and principles used in modern sensors for measurement of temperature, pressure, flow and total volume, level and for measuring of the composition of liquids and gaseous mixtures. Students will also learn about the signal processing. Laboratory exercises are focused on thermography, pressure transducers, heat measurement, gas and vapor concentration measurement in the atmosphere, including measurement of combustion emissions, sensor signal processing and wireless sensors. According to individual assignments, the students process a technological measurement project.
Aim of the course
Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.08.2018)

Students will be able to:

Design and select from a wide range of manufactured sensors a suitable sensor for the specific application of the technological quantities measurement in laboratory and operating conditions.

Work independently with instruments and systems for temperature, pressure, level, flow measurement, and with gas and liquid analyzers.

Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.08.2018)

B: Smith, C. J.: Basic Process Measurement. John Wiley & Son, 2009, ISBN: 9780470380246.

C: Lipták B. G.: Process Measurement and Analysis. CRC Press 2003, ISBN 9780849310836.

Learning resources
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Education support on department website:


Lipták, B. G.: Process Measurement and Analysis.

Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.08.2018)


1. Block diagram of measurement chain. Static and dynamic properties of measuring instruments. Overview of sensor principles.

2. Contact thermometers: thermoelectric and resistive (RTD, NTC and PTC thermistors, diode thermometers).

3. Non-contact thermometers - infrared thermometers, thermovisions. Thermography and thermodiagnostics.

4. Pressure sensors. Strain gauge, piezoelectric, resonant sensors. Ionization and thermal vacuum gauges.

5. Level sensors. Capacitive, ultrasonic, radar, ionization.

6. Flow and total volume sensors. Inductive, ultrasonic and vortex flowmeters.

7. Mass flowmeters. Coriolis flowmeters, heat flow meters.

8. Heat quantity measurement.

9. Liquid composition sensors. Density sensors. Sensors of optical properties.

10. Measurement of electrolytical conductivity, electrochemical sensors.

11. Measurement of gaseous mixture composition. Optical absorption analyzers.

12. Magnetic analyzers. Ionization analyzers - FID, PID. Sampling and sample processing for automatic analyzers.

13. Analog and digital signal processing of sensors (measuring bridges, OA applications, converters).

14. Signal transmission (current loop, HART, wireless transmission).


1. Measured data processing.

2. Intelligent pressure transducer.

3. Thermography and thermodiagnostics.

4. Non-contact temperature measurement by spectrophotometer.

5. Microprocessor controlled thermometer.

6. Level measurement and control.

7. Heat quantity measurement.

8. Measurement of gas concentration by semiconductor sensor.

9. Measurement of oxygen concentration in an inert atmosphere by an electrochemical sensor.

10. Detection of flammable and toxic gases. PID analyzer and Oldham MX32 analyzer.

11. Measurement of the concentration of atmospheric pollutants in combustion of natural gas. Advance Optima Analyzer.

12. Multifunctional portable analyzer Oldham MX21.

13. Data acquisition by Metex.

14. Wireless temperature and humidity sensors.

Entry requirements
Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.08.2018)

Basic math and physics.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (10.08.2018)

Obtaining credit from laboratory exercises.

Successful presentation of an individual project.

Successful oral examination.